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James Feagin

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

A Classic Lakefront Vacation in Maine!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Fayette Lodge Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeps 16, commercial kitchen, wheelchair accessible

The original lodge was built in 1937 and began operation that same year. Sadly, this beautiful, old building burned down just after Labor Day of 2013. The new building retained as much of the original character and layout as we could manage! Happily, we were able to retain the original fieldstone fireplace in the living room as well as the expansive deck with bench seating around two sides. And we continue to add little touches as we go. Our guests' suggestions are always welcome!

The new building is taller than the original for structural reasons, but it occupies the same footprint and uses the same architectural style. We are finishing an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift to our deck for wheelchair access, as well as additional entrances from the deck. The front porch is still reached by stairs, though they are wider and easier to climb.

Inside, the first floor is all on one level with no steps between parts of the building. We have added an 8th bedroom and renovated another space (previously storage) into a game room. Interior styling replicates the original building with wood paneling throughout the 1st floor and most windows oriented for lake views. The bedrooms contain a mix of four queen beds and eight twin beds.

The kitchen has stainless steel commercial appliances, and is somewhat larger! The dining room seats over 40 people with room for another table or two.

Our long-time guests who come every year have been delighted to see what's new and everyone loves the place even more! If you've never visited with us before, come and see what so many others have known for decades.

Echo Lake is the best place in Maine!

Now, we have even more options for people looking for someplace to stay in Maine during the fall, winter, and early spring. Our building is fully winterized, so you can visit any time! And if you can't or don't want to get a large group together, call us to book just a room or two. We offer breakfast when folks are staying in small parties.

- Hunters, come check out the woods behind our place. We see lots of deer and rabbits, and some upland birds.

- Ice fishermen, cusk and lake trout are popular species to catch on Echo Lake in the winter. Togue and bass have also been caught recently.

- Snow mobile riders, we are a short ride from ITS Connector 115, as well a network of trails maintained by local riding clubs. And the lake is big enough to really put on some speed, with a full 6 miles of one-way run on the U-shape.

- Holiday travelers, think about having your whole family come. The kitchen is perfect for that Thanksgiving feast. The living room can take up to a 9-foot Christmas tree. Or just use us for overflow guests. It's all good!

- Downhill and cross-country skiing areas are within easy reach. You can hit the slopes or the trails and get away from the crowds while enjoying a less expensive accommodation.

- Events are also welcome! Need a place for a destination wedding? How about a really cool business retreat? Or maybe your church group needs a quiet spot for study and reflection. We can host you overnight, or just for the day.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
James Feagin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About James Feagin

James and Evelyn both have many years of experience in higher and elementary education, as well as with customer service in retail, and food service. James grew up in Winthrop, ME (not far from Echo Lake) and New Orleans, LA while Evelyn grew up in Bay Head, NJ and Sarasota, FL. Both of us attended college in Middlebury, VT. Currently, we live in a house right on Echo Lake, enjoying the beauty of these surroundings all year long, with our three children, Emma, Sylvie, and Charlie. And two cats.

James Feagin purchased this lodge in 2012

Why James Feagin chose Echo Lake

We fell in love with this property while looking for a way to change the direction of our lives. James' childhood memories of the area, Evelyn's memories with a similar place in upstate New York formerly owned by her family, and various experiences with summer camps in northern New England instantly made the lodge feel like coming home. The place has been here since 1937 and is the kind of vacation spot that has become very rare. We just knew right away we had to make sure the lodge kept its marvelous character and purpose, and could continue to be shared with all who appreciate what it has to offer.

What makes this lodge unique

The lodge will take you back in time as soon as you set foot out of your car. Down a dirt road, surrounded by tall pines, the building looks just like it did when it was built. We have no phones, no TV, and limited wifi service so you can truly relax!

While here, you can soak up peace and quiet, experience true darkness with brilliant stars at night, and enjoy the call of the loon. Only 15 miles from the state capitol, yet you can come here to get away from it all.

Reviews

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Marie's Whole Foods
"Tasty baked goods and other foods prepared on site for breakfast and lunch. Very interesting..."
Weathervane Restaurant
"Longtime local favorite does excellent seafood, standard American fare, and creative appetiz..."
Olde Post Office Cafe
"Cozy breakfast place with excellent food. Creative dishes and baked goods. Some tables have ..."
Pizza Stone
"Best pizza in the area. Eat in or take out. Many gourmet variations as well as classic favor..."
Maine State Museum
"Best state museum I've ever visited. Kids love it, too. Working early industrial exhibits ar..."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Augusta, ME
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Weathervane Restaurant
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Maple Lane Golf
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-95, exit 109
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Emporium Le Kitchen
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Pemaquid Beach Park
Car: necessary

Located 15 miles west of Augusta, the state capitol, there are plenty of activities for those willing to drive just a bit. The Maine State Museum has wonderful exhibits on the history and culture of the state, and the Children's Discovery Museum is a perfect place to while away a few hours on a rainy day for your little ones. Miniature golf can be found both outdoors and indoors (glow in the dark!). There's even a zoo less than 15 minutes away.

Local restaurants range from pizza and sub shops, to casual and fine dining, to Chinese, Thai, and other ethnic cuisines, and all are family-friendly. In the evening, a short drive to Monmouth will take you to live theater.

Several golf courses are within a half hour drive. These include the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, the Maple Lane Golf Club, the Augusta Country Club, and more. The famous Sunday River course (designed by Robert Trent Jones) is a longer drive at about one and a half hours.

If you crave shopping, you can go antiquing in Hallowell, patronize artist collectives in the area, or trek to one of the many fascinating rock shops. Freeport, the home of L.L. Bean, offers a wide variety just an hour's drive away. Other attractions along the coast are within easy reach as well, including historic forts, lighthouses, ocean beaches, whale watching, and much more.

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Rates & Availability

Fayette Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8
Tax Rate 9.0%

Single rooms - $82 per night, tax included.
Cancellations - full deposit refund 30 days before arrival, otherwise refunds depend on re-booking dates.
Events - $400 for one day, no lodging; catering extra.
Weddings - Base package is seasonal from $980 - $1,400 for facility rental; options include event equipment, services, capacity for up to 48 overnight guests, and more.
Guests of our renters - $5 per person, per day.

Deposit of $1,000/week or $165/night within 10 business days of making reservation, balance due 30 days before arrival.
Cash, personal check, money orders accepted for all payments; credit cards for either deposit or balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fayette Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , ADA-compliant
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , ADA-compliant, wheelchair-accessible shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , ADA-compliant
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Hearing-impaired accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Six bedrooms share a bath. In each "suite," one room has a queen bed and the other has 2 twin beds. Two rooms (1 queen, 1 twin pair) have their own private bath.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
smoking allowed- Outdoors on deck or porch only.

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